Mora Man Convicted of 2nd Degree Burglary, Back in Jail

Monday, November 16th, 2009 at 11:38 am

MathiasHodgesMathias Hodges, 27, served 150 days in jail for breaking into and stealing money from the Beaver Meadow Garden Center in Hinckley in 2007.  Two years later, he is back behind bars.

Hodges will serve 90 days in jail for violating his probation related to the charges from the 2007 crimes.  According to court documents, Hodge did not adhere to his probation by failing to pay restitution, failing to abstain from drugs and alcohol, and not reporting to law enforcement.

The criminal complaint states that Hodges broke into the building and stole money from the cash register.  That same night, a fire also destroyed the main structure of the building and some of the greenhouses.  However, he was not convicted of starting the blaze.

Hodges was convicted of second degree burglary and first degree criminal damage to property.  Part of his conviction included paying nearly $17,000 in restitution.  He was sentenced to five years probation for the property damage charge and 10 years probation for burglary.

Hodges reported to the Pine County Jail on November 10th.

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